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Topic # 17714 8-Dec-2007 11:44
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I just posted in the forum: Pawism

I copied and pasted some information from the Merriam-Webster Online dictionary containing the word "p*ssy"(you know, slang for a cat), and I got the reject button pushed on me because the post contained rude words.

Understandable I suppose, but it took me a while to track down the forbidden word due to the context.

Is there a list of words that cannot be used in Geekzone forums?

Difficult to post words in a forum that aren't allowed in the forum I suppose - d'oh!!

[Moderator edit (tonyhughes): Added warning to title.]




 

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Reply # 98885 8-Dec-2007 12:06
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There is a short list, and it goes like this:

bad_words = array("newmilitia","poo","bitch","f u c k","f**k","fuck","cunt","pussy","shit","wanker","whore"," ass ","asshole")

There is also a list of bad URL mainly ones used by spammers trying to sell (non-existent) mobile phones, and the list includes some special features of their posts - have you noticed how we used to get a few every week, and now we barely get one a month?

And yes, also have you noticed I managed to post the words?




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  Reply # 98887 8-Dec-2007 12:37
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Pardon the question if the answer's plain obvious, but what's so rude about 1st and 2nd words on the list? The 2nd word's considered childish by some, and the 1st I don't even understand. The rest I get. What if I was talking about my donkey, and I wanted to use the ~ass word?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 98888 8-Dec-2007 13:00
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If a word is in the list there's a reason - someone used it in a manner that shouldn't be - for example the "newmilitia" is a reference to a series of posts from some nut that thought that posting spam on Geekzone would be a great way to promote his extremists views and how New Zealand should react to that - by linking to a site with the word "newmilitia" in it.

You have just posted the word "ass" there, you noticed? It's not that bad a filter, is it?




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  Reply # 98940 8-Dec-2007 20:10
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Thanks for putting us straight Mauricio, but I didn't really expect you to swear on a post Surprised

newm*litia eh? Those dirty little spammers get in everwhere, don't they Tony??

I will have to ensure my typing Tourettes is under control...

tits, bum, willie, arse, mitten!!!!

Oops, sorry about that...




 

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  Reply # 99067 9-Dec-2007 17:05
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Lol, mitten? Must be before my time...I just realised, does this mean I can't say "poos and wees"?

No wait, yes I can!! Bro'town!!

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  Reply # 99072 9-Dec-2007 17:41
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confuciousnz: Lol, mitten? Must be before my time...I just realised, does this mean I can't say "poos and wees"?

No wait, yes I can!! Bro'town!!

ohh not even ow!







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Reply # 99086 9-Dec-2007 18:27
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Cool, I learnt some new words! ;-)




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  Reply # 99133 9-Dec-2007 22:08
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freitasm: And yes, also have you noticed I managed to post the words?


[code]
if($login == 'freitasm') {
    $freereign = true;
}
[/code]

/does it in PHP to mess with your mind.

:)

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  Reply # 99138 9-Dec-2007 22:18
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For the amount of "bad" words in the world today, that's an incredibly short list.... somehow the word box is a terrible word too for some people, it's amazing the imagination some people have!







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  Reply # 99161 10-Dec-2007 01:28
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tonyhughes:
confuciousnz: Lol, mitten? Must be before my time...I just realised, does this mean I can't say "poos and wees"?

No wait, yes I can!! Bro'town!!

ohh not even ow!


chur cuz! ;-)

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  Reply # 99193 10-Dec-2007 09:33
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pebbles: For the amount of "bad" words in the world today, that's an incredibly short list.... somehow the word box is a terrible word too for some people, it's amazing the imagination some people have!


I agree, my wife considers the phrase: "The Wharehouse" pretty obscene, and has been known to break out in a rash.




 

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  Reply # 101771 25-Dec-2007 18:36
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freitasm: And what about that antivirus software, Microsoft Windows Live OneCare?


hey now, I thought trolling was banned!


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